Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

I mostly went to Murder on the Orient Express on the basis of the trailer, which showed a big cast of luvvie actors who seemed to be having an infectiously fun time together. Some of the names in the credits: Michelle Pfeiffer, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley and Penélope Cruz.… Read the rest

Television Review: Broadchurch

Broadchurch season oneI don’t really watch crime series anymore, barring the occasional British exception (Luther, Sherlock) and one or two US series I already ‘committed’ to, seasons ago (Castle and Bones). Crime series, especially ones from the US, tend to be formulaic pacifiers.… Read the rest